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Yappy
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« on: September 26, 2009, 06:38:21 PM »

Has anyone triied an "Aluminum Truck Box" as a hive?
I saw a "Aluminum Truck Box" in local store and Bee Thinking,
 so that a new shinny hive want-a-be!  Really thought about it. Pick wide about 6-7cu. ft., maybe.
Raccoon proof, waterproof, lockable, and Bear proof if I hang it 16 ft high (from cables between trees).
Would line inside with foam sheet.
Cost less than a full 4 deep Std hive too! price was $219. Can.
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 06:50:08 PM »

'oven' comes to mind  grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 07:23:44 PM »

'oven' comes to mind, Ya but its very shinny almost like a mirror.
I would have insulated anyway for cold.  grin
Just dreaming maybe.
 But ten minutes ago my son came by and said I can put one at his place.
He just bought an acre 40 minutes away.
This means I can build more hives.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 08:17:45 PM »

The price for 4 deep boxes is less than $40. rolleyes  You still need to get frames and foundation.....
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 09:42:26 PM »

Like Kathy said it would have to be very well insulated because of the thermal transfer properties of aluminum. Sure would be the mans bling hive for looks. LOL!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 10:16:49 PM »

I Admit to the Bling looks,
but as to >The price for 4 deep boxes is less than $40. You still need to get frames and foundation.<
true in us$, but to compare it Add in also bottom, top, stand, locking chain too.
OHH .. Just occurred hoe do you PUT your full STD hives 16 ft high?
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 03:56:24 AM »

opps typo > OHH .. Just occurred,, NOT "hoe"  how,, do you PUT your full STD hives 16 ft high?

Grade 8 typing 3 months, " F " at Xmass, then Teacher suggested I take "shop class". Guess spell check missed too.
                                               
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 12:39:11 PM »

FIREGUY go ahead and try it and let us know how it works out.
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 01:09:03 AM »

opps typo > OHH .. Just occurred,, NOT "hoe"  how,, do you PUT your full STD hives 16 ft high?                                             

Most will use an electric fence to try and convince bears that the hive is not worth the zap.
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